Aaron Hockett joined Barrett Design as a project manager in 2011. A licensed architect in the state of New York, a member of the American Institute of Architects, and a LEED accredited professional, he has worked on multiple, complex New York projects with an emphasis on environmental sustainability and urbanism.
Prior to joining Barrett Design, Aaron worked at Grimshaw Architects PC, where he contributed to the design and construction of Via Verde, a $100 million, multifamily development in the Bronx. The project incorporated sustainable energy generation through photovoltaic arrays, rainwater harvesting, and over 35,000 square feet of planted roof.
Previously, at Smith-Miller + Hawkinson Architects, Aaron worked on the design and construction of the West 53rd Street Condominiums, an 82-unit development in Far West Midtown. He also served as the project architect for the $80 million modernization of the United States Land Port of Entry at Champlain, New York. Aaron’s residential work includes two award-winning projects: the Sagaponack House with Smith-Miller + Hawkinson, and the 829 Greenwich Street Townhouse with Matthew Baird Architects, a contextually sensitive townhouse in a landmarked district.
Aaron has also served as an Associate at the Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation
teaching about the intersection between architecture, environment, and urban infrastructure.
Aaron has studied real estate finance at New York University. He received his Masters of Architecture from Columbia University in 2003, and his bachelor of arts from Brown University. He was nominated for the Skidmore Owings & Merrill Traveling Fellowship and the AIA All-Works Scholarship. He received the Lowenfish Memorial Prize, and the Charles McKim & Saul Kaplan Traveling Fellowship.
His work has received awards from the Chicago Athenaeum, Progressive Architecture and has been exhibited at the Venice Biennale.